MEDICAL REPORT - As HC Lugano informs, further examinations of Diego Kostner's foot have revealed a small fracture. He is probably going to be out until after the Olympic break.

NLA - With almost all of their import-players injured, EHC Biel is facing tough decisions concerning further market activities. Today's medical report will show if they will have to take action.

MEDICAL REPORT - After his foot injury, HC Thurgau's forward Gian Andrea Thöny is practicing again with the team. He should return to their line up soon.

MEDICAL REPORT - As the website Fantiger reports, center Anton Gustafsson might be ready to return to the line up just before the playoffs. His recovery has gone much faster than anticipated.

NLA - As ZSC announces on their website, they have extended the contracts with forward Patrik Bärtschi (two years), center Reto Schäppi (two years) and defenceman Andri Stoffel (one year).